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South Station Expansion Comments, Survey Posted on Apr 4

South Station Expansion Comments, Survey

Posted by Kate Fichter, South Station Expansion Project Manager Many thanks to everyone who attended Monday’s Public Scoping Session for the South Station Expansion project. We were pleased that so many people joined us for the Session, and are grateful for the thoughtful comments.  They   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Comments, Survey

Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced Posted on Mar 28

Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced

The Patrick-Murray Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 130 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at Fenway Park. The Administration recognized employers who have been successful in getting their employees to   …Continue Reading Excellence in Commuter Options Awards Announced

Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment Posted on Mar 26

Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment

MassDOT highway signs are doing double duty in several Connecticut River Valley locations- directing traffic and providing a home for small falcons. Representatives from Mass Fisheries & Wildlife and MassDOT previously worked together on Peregrine Falcon nesting boxes, and now introduced the idea of using   …Continue Reading Signs of MassDOT’s Focus on the Environment

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation Posted on Mar 11

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation

Over two years of research, collaboration, and public dialogue have gone into creating the GreenDOT Implementation Plan that provides the framework for embedding sustainability principles into core business practices at MassDOT.  This Plan fundamentally changes our priorities and choices across all elements of our transportation   …Continue Reading GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation

GreenDOT: Conserving Water Posted on Mar 8

GreenDOT: Conserving Water

Facing water shortages from town water restrictions and inefficient methods to fill equipment with needed water, an innovative MassDOT foreman at the Upton Facility in Highway Division District 3 built a cistern system to reduce facility water usage from local water supplies by repurposing materials   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: Conserving Water

Bay State Greenway Signs Pilot: Pioneer Valley Posted on Mar 1

Bay State Greenway Signs Pilot: Pioneer Valley

The Massachusetts Bay State Greenway branding and family of identification and way-faring signs have been showcased at MassDOT’s Moving Together Conference and during Bay State Bike Week.    Now you can see these signs appearing in the Pioneer Valley, as part of MassDOT’s Bay State Greenway   …Continue Reading Bay State Greenway Signs Pilot: Pioneer Valley

Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance Posted on Feb 27

Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance

MassDOT's Board of Directors has approved construction contracts for two signature Patrick-Murray Administration Accelerated Bridge Program projects: rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, left, which links Boston and Cambridge, and replacement of the Interstate 95 Whittier Bridge in Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury, below. “These two projects   …Continue Reading Longfellow, Whittier Bridge Projects Advance

Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19 Posted on Feb 27

Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

Community groups and bicycling supporters in 2012 hosted more than 150 bicycling events across Massachusetts to celebrate Bay State Bike Week. These diverse, community-based events to show that bicycling can be fun, safe and healthy included organized bike rides, bike breakfasts and even a race   …Continue Reading Save the Date! Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest Posted on Feb 26

Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest

MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is providing the opportunity for 5th grade students across the Commonwealth to participate in a national Bikes Make Life Better poster contest. The contest supports MassDOT and Safe Routes to School goals by encouraging students to recognize biking   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: Bicycle Poster Contest

Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest Posted on Feb 20

Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest

A rare peregrine falcon keeps a watchful eye nearby, left, as a new, clean falcon nest on an I-90 bridge was made ready for occupancy this month, below.  It's the latest step in a partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's   …Continue Reading Falcons Await New I-90 Bridge Nest